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minor lines, 4/15/11

Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: both Ryan Rohlinger and Chris Dominguez homered twice, and Nick Liles went 5 for 5.

AAA: Fresno defeated Las Vegas 11-7
(rallying with five runs in the 9th inning)

Fresno: DH Brett Pill: 3 for 4, BB
Fresno: SS Ryan Rohlinger: 2 for 4, 2 HR
Las Vegas: LF Eric Thames: 3 for 4, 2 2B, HBP, SO

Fresno: SP Doug Mathis: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Fresno: RP Henry Sosa: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K

Rohlinger had a pair of two-run HRs, the first in the 6th inning and the second in the 8th inning.  He now has 3 HRs this year.  Pill's three singles paced the Grizzlies' fourteen-hit attack.  Thames, who is rated among the Blue Jays' top fifteen prospects, joined Pill in reaching base four times.

Mathis had a solid start, getting 7 K and having a 9/0 GO/FO line.  He did have a high pitch count, though, throwing 102 pitches (64 strikes) in five innings.  Sosa entered as the Grizzlies' fourth pitcher in the 6th inning after the previous two pitchers had not retired any of their five batters.  He stranded both inherited runners and then provided two more scoreless frames.  This was his best relief appearance of the year as his ERA remains above 11.50.

AA: Richmond defeated Altoona 5-2

Richmond: LF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 3, SF

Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Richmond: RP Justin Dowdy: 2.0 IP, 2 K
Richmond: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Altoona: RP Tim Alderson: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Kieschnick had his first multi-hit game of the season, improving his season line to .250/.364/.357 through 28 AB.  He also threw out a runner at the plate.  He and Monell combined for four of the Flying Squirrels' seven hits.

Fitzgerald had a fine start, allowing just 1 ER in 5.0 IP.  Dowdy and Stoffel retired all eight batters they faced, maintaining their spotless ERAs.  Making his third relief appearance this year, Alderson, the former Giants prospect, allowed his first earned runs of the season.

A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 16-0
(after leading 9-0 through three innings)

San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 3 for 6, 3B, BB, 2 SO
San Jose: SS Carter Jurica: 2 for 3, 2 BB, HBP, SO
San Jose: 3B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 5, 2 HR, SF, 2 SO
San Jose: 1B Nick Liles: 5 for 5, 2B
San Jose: LF Ryan Lollis: 4 for 6

San Jose: SP Craig Westcott: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
San Jose: RP Jose Casilla: 2.0 IP, 2 H

Dominguez had his 3rd and 4th HRs this year.  Hitting in the bottom third of the order, Liles and Lollis combined for nine hits.  Hitting in the top two spots in the order, Brown and Jurica, the Giants 1st and 3rd round selections last June, combined to reach base nine times.

Westcott combined with the previously scuffling Casilla and two other relievers for the shutout.  Westcott allowed just 3 H in this start after allowing 11 H in 4.2 IP in his previous start.

A-: Augusta defeated West Virginia 5-3
(after scoring four runs in the 2nd inning)

Augusta: 1B Ryan Scoma: 1 for 3, 3B, 2 SO, 2 E

Augusta: SP Austin Fleet: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Scoma's triple was one of just five hits for the GreenJackets, who had no one reach base twice.

Fleet's second start was considerably more effective than his first start (6 ER in 4.1 IP).